Manchester United target James Rodriguez confirms offers - But who from?

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Colombian superstar James Rodriguez has confirmed there have already been offers for him and Manchester United could have made one of them.

That means bad news for Manchester United because as the report from TalkSport suggests, Rodriguez has also hinted that he may be willing to stay on with Porto for another season.

"There are offers from other clubs but if I stay at FC Porto another year I'll be satisfied because it's a winning club."

If United have made an offer for him then it’s negative because Porto have shown no desire to snap up that offer and Rodriguez has shown no urgency in forcing a move to Old Trafford. 

Monaco are the other side most recently linked, as they try to make an impact to rejoin Europe's elite.

Rodriguez has been banging in goals for fun and providing aplenty over the last couple of seasons and the only reason he’s not bagged more than ten in the Portuguese league this year is because he had a torn muscle injury just after New Year.

The magnitude, the history and what it means for Manchester United means that surely the Colombian can’t have swept their offer under the carpet as easily as he could do with some approaches from other sides.

Many would suggest, and not just United fans, that a move from Porto to United is a big step up in his career and not something which should be approached lightly.

Also if United had made an official bid, it would have been big news across the UK press so all of the indications point towards United not being one of the clubs that have already made an offer.

The only press reports currently linking United and Rodriguez are based around speculation, with nothing concrete and not adding much different to what we have seen for most of the season.

In a way it’s actually quite refreshing to see a 21-year-old happy to stay at a club and waiting for the right move. He could easily take a route away from the club for financial gain with Zenit St Petersburg having already dangled a lot of cash in front of him.

The only other way of looking at a possible United offer, other than it being snubbed, is if it was completely inferior in the first place to both Porto and to the player.

United would need to be given a chance to improve that offer, which isn’t going to be a quick process because of the change in managers at Old Trafford.

David Moyes may not even want to take a look at him but the fact Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign Rodriguez last summer means he will be in the ear of his fellow Scot, urging him to strike while the iron is hot.

Do you think United are one of the clubs that have already made an offer, or are likely to do so?

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